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  • Technical Bulletin #8r-v6: ACF-801 Clarifications

     The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to clarify a number of issues surrounding the ACF-801 reporting requirements. Section II provides guidance related to definitions of specific data elements and data element response options. Section III contains contact information if you have questions or need further assistance.
  • Technical Bulletin #14r-v2, August 2014

     The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to clarify reporting issues for Tribal grantees that own and operate a child care center (Tribally Operated Center - TOC) to deliver all or part of their child care services funded by CCDF. The bulletin addresses frequently asked questions that these grantees have raised with the Office of Child Care (OCC), and with the National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR). 
  • Technical Bulletin #1r-v6

     This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Annual ACF-800 Report, including new requirements associated with the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law113-186). 
  • Technical Bulletin #12r-v2: ACF-700 Clarifications

    The purpose of this technical bulletin is to clarify issues related to the ACF-700 reporting requirements and to address some of the questions for which Tribal Grantees have sought assistance from the National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting (NCDR). The Bulletin focuses on reporting requirements as defined in the Tribal Annual Report: Guide for CCDF Tribal Lead Agencies.
  • Technical Bulletin #13r-v3 Child Care Data Tracker Clarifications

    The purpose of this Technical Bulletin is to address questions related to using the Child Care Data Tracker (Tracker) software. 
  • Technical Bulletin #9r-v4

    This Technical Bulletin describes how to use the Summary Data Assessment Report (Summary Report).
  • Technical Bulletin #11r-v5

    The purpose of this Bulletin is to clarify questions and issues related to the Tribal Grantee reporting requirements, and to address recent changes to the Tribal Annual Child Care Report (ACF-700).
  • Technical Bulletin: #6r-v5 Procedures for Electronically Transmitting ACF-801 Data Files

    The purpose of this bulletin is to provide States and Territories instructions for establishing the procedures necessary to electronically transmit the CCDF ACF-801 data file that contains the monthly case-level reports.  The data files are transmitted directly to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mainframe, and then transferred to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Child Care Information System (OCCIS).   In 2015, several changes were introduced into the electronic transmission process, including the discontinuation of support for the use of CONNECT:Direct software.  The Office of Child Care (OCC) currently approves two methods of electronic transmission: TIBCO (CyberFusion) Managed File Transfer (MFT) Software, and Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) software.
  • Technical Bulletin #4r-v5

    This Technical Bulletin describes the requirements for formatting the ACF-801 data submission file. These formatting guidelines should be followed by all States and Territories when creating the file for electronic submission to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). All questions about the file format should be directed to the National Center on Data and Technology (NCDT). This Technical Bulletin provides guidance for implementing provisions of the recently enacted reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (Public Law 113-186) of 2014 and makes other revisions to strengthen administrative data reporting. Changes include the following new elements:
  • Technical Bulletin #1r-v5

    This Technical Bulletin lists the data standards for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Annual ACF-800 Report, including new requirements associated with the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Act of 2014 (Public Law113-186). The changes required by reauthorization include: 1) addition of element #2a – number of child fatalities (total and by care type, 2) discontinuation of  element #10 – consumer education content topics, 3) change in #11 – methods of consumer education used, and 4) change in the list of non-CCDF funds in the Child Care budget pool. All of these changes are required with the FFY 2016 report.

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